A simple set up. One thumb piano resting on the skin of a small snare drum which has a tambourine hanging off of it which is being played by a kick pedal. (Thank you Andy for the lend)
Also I have a small crash cymbal on another bigger snare drum. All of this is mic’d up via a pair of Binaural microphones for straight stereo recording and an Shure SM-57 running through my Kaoss Pad 3 with a granulated delay on the input. Also I have an Alesis Micron for the modest synth line at the start. All of this is then running into my Boss RC-50 loopstation (even though I only record one loop at the beginning) and being recorded via the stereo out on the pedal into my Zoom H4.
More experiments to come!
Thank you to The Soul Electronic for this lovely review of my Free EP.
“William Yates— the gifted musician behind Memotone— showcases his boundless range on three original tracks and a killer bootleg of Aaliyah’s “Try Again”, which I’ve had on repeat all week. Yates’ musical expertise means no genre is off limits; he draws from garage, electronica, r&b, classical, dnb, ambient, and just about any genre out there, meaning the EP is nearly impossible to categorize. Not that we’re complaining— his unpredictable style, paired with his exceptional skill, is exactly what sets him ahead of the curve.”
Ink Project remix package of ‘Inside The Sun’ album single ‘Rewind Forward Replay’ out Jan 9th on Blind Colour and avaliable for download via Juno and iTunes. Featuring remixes from Gilles Peterson’s/Brownswood’s new signing Gang Colours, VVV (Dallas, Texas), Memotone (Black Acre), Kulture and a housey mix from Tom Eales.
Buy on Juno Records: http://bit.ly/y5VEgV
Buy on iTunes: http://bit.ly/zwV6Wv